How many millionaires are in North America? Go on. Guess.
Now guess how many millionaires there are in Asia.
Asia is ahead of North America. This includes Canada.
Millionaire wealth in the United States and Canada in 2011 fell 2.3 percent to $11.4 trillion – still the wealthiest region by this measure – though it had 1.1 percent fewer millionaires, slipping by about 39,000 to a total of 3.35 million.
Strong economic growth in China and other markets increased the ranks of millionaires across the Asia-Pacific region by 1.6 percent to a total of 3.37 million, as Asia vaulted past North America as home to the most millionaires.